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Preparing Your Home For It's Big Photoshoot

Tips On Making Your Home Shine!
Posted: July 24, 2019 by Jessica Wimberly

When buyers see your home online, it’s like a first showing. If it doesn’t stand out in the pictures, buyers aren’t going to be very likely to make an appointment to see it in person. 

Making our homes look as good as the interior designers we all follow on Instagram is a lot harder than it seems, but we are here to help! Read on for our tips for photoshoot success.



You don’t want too keep too much out, but you also don’t want it to look like no one lives there.

Start with the basics by removing personal photos, those treasured sports trophies, save the dates on the fridge and that stack of mail that never seems to leave the counter.

Put away hairspray bottles and your 5 step skincare routine, so it’s not sitting out on the bathroom counter. Rearrange large pieces of furniture to make your space look bigger.



One of the best accessories to incorporate is greenery. A vase of fresh flowers on the kitchen,  a potted succulent on the bathroom counter, and some faux green plants in cute baskets for the living room. 

Add bold pops of color. If you follow a neutral trend, your home is likely a shade of white, light gray, or beige. Break that up a little by adding colors within the accessories you use. This could be incorporated in your rugs, throw pillows, framed artwork and decorative vases. 

Don’t forget to fluff pillows, straighten your curtains, and freshen up items before your photographer comes. Casually drape a blanket over you couch to give a feel of comfort.

Move furniture and accent pieces around to see how they look best. 


Open all of your curtains and blinds before the photographer comes. There’s nothing worse than a space that looks dark and dreary. 

To increase the amount of natural light in your home, remove your window screens and store them in the garage. (Don't throw them out - Most Buyers prefer to have them once they purchase your home) Your house will look better without them from the outside as well. 

Mirrors work wonders so make sure to add one above the fireplace or in another area that will help reflect natural light coming in.

Deep Clean! Your home will shine brighter when it’s nice and clean. Dusting baseboards, cleaning windows, mopping the floors, replacing or dusting off light bulbs will all help your space look better in photos.

Prepping your home for the photographer is going to help your house shine online. Whether you’re putting it up for sale or you just want it to look good on Instagram, following these tips will help!

If you’re feeling stuck on what to do or what accessories to buy, our agents would love to help! They do virtual and in person walk throughs of your home to help you optimize each space so every room looks it’s best before it’s time to take the listing photos!

Just give us a call! 

Bossier City Office 318-747-5411
Shreveport Office 318-861-2461

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